More about checking the integrity of files on macOS, with a new version of a free utility, news of the next apps, and error-correcting code perhaps?
To check the integrity of important documents, we’re going to calculate their SHA256 digests. But where should those be stored if HFS+ and APFS don’t have a suitable attribute?
If macOS can’t do it, how should we check the integrity of important files? Use a checksum, or a hash function? And which?
The workhorses of computer security, message digests and security certificates, are in the process of changing. Some disruption will result.
Businesses are often built on trust, and one of the most fundamental elements of trust must be in the accuracy of the data on your Mac. How should you ensure that your files remain true and correct?